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Chaotic - but optimistic

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Former Employee - Director  in  Long Island City, NY (US)
Former Employee - Director in Long Island City, NY (US)

I worked at MetLife full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great brand, solid benefits, well intentioned people "practices".

Cons

ENORMOUS amounts of change in a short window, with only more to come. Leadership is absolutely well intentioned, but the process to drive change is scattered and inconsistent. Several new leaders come in bright eyed and excited about driving much needed change, but they often get bogged down in meetings and deliverables. Next thing you know, they've been onboard long enough to fall into the same old same old culture of survival.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Slow down. Look at the talent that you do have. Stop belabouring the point that that the talent you need isn't there. They may very well be, but you're killing them slowly.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great Company But,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Field Sales Representative in Houston, TX (US)

    I have been working at MetLife full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of great people, best brand recognition in the industry-did not have to sell the company.

    Cons

    Poor management in Houston. Lack of resources unless top producer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BE FAIR. Make resources available to ALL FSRs. I am all for "do more and get more", but sheesh, we can all see the egregious favourtism and failure to follow policies when accommodating a handful of top producers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to start out, limited growth opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MetLife full-time

    Pros

    Excellent medical/dental benefits. Pay is ok, co-workers friendly.

    Cons

    Create more growth opportunities, layoffs are becoming more common for this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay if you want to retain better talent.

    No opinion of CEO
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